Skip to contentSkip to navigation


Diphtheria is a serious illness, caused by a bacterial toxin, first appears as a sore throat and rapidly causes the production of thick mucus, which blocks the respiratory tract, pharyngitis, laryngitis. Diphtheria is transmitted by direct contact with secretions from the nose and throat (coughing and sneezing) of an infected person or by direct contact with broken skin on that person.

Term of the Week

Predictive medicine

Medicine that links medical knowledge with data to predict a patient’s potential health problems. Examples include artificial intelligence and genetics.